On Thursday, July 13, 2023, the Florida Bar filed a complaint against attorney Robin E. Myers alleging misconduct,  including inappropriate sexual comments to a client and repeatedly missing court dates.

The case is entitled “The Florida Bar v. Robin E. Myers” with case nos. 2020-00,126(2A); 2022-00,259(2A).

The charges cited the following Rules Regulating the Florida Bar:

Rule 3-4.3 – Misconduct and Minor Misconduct

Rule 4-1.3 – Diligence

Rule 4-1.4 – Communication

Rule 4-3.2 – Expediting Litigation

Rule 4-8.4(a) – Violating or Attempting to Violate the Rules of Professional Conduct

Rule 4-8.4(d) – Conduct Prejudicial to the Administration of Justice

Rule 4-8.4(g) – Failure to Respond to Inquiry by Bar Counsel or Disciplinary Agency

The Florida Bar’s complaint against attorney Myers involves alleged misconduct in two separate matters.

In the first matter, Kimberly Clarkson retained Myers in November 2018 to represent her in a child custody case. Although no fee agreement was signed, Clarkson claims Myers insinuated he would accept sexual favors instead of legal fees. The custody case concluded in December 2018. In July 2019, Clarkson filed a complaint against Myers with the county sheriff’s office and the Florida Bar. The sheriff’s office declined to pursue charges due to lack of evidence. The Florida Bar sent multiple letters requesting Myers respond to the complaint, but he failed to do so until retaining counsel in March 2021.

In the second matter, a judge filed a judicial referral to the Florida Bar detailing Myers’ pattern of unprofessional behavior over several years. The judge stated Myers was often late and missed court dates entirely before numerous judges in multiple counties. This resulted in arrest warrants being issued for Myers’ clients when they failed to appear for court dates he had missed. The judge provided three examples where clients were issued arrest warrants due to Myers’ failure to file a notice of appearance and to notify clients of court dates. The judge had spoken to Myers about these issues several times over the years but his behavior only temporarily improved.

Based on these facts, the Florida Bar’s complaint alleges Myers violated the above-mentioned rules.

The complaint states:

“WHEREFORE, The Florida Bar prays respondent will be appropriately disciplined in accordance with the provisions of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar as amended.”

Mr. Myers attended the Florida State University College of Law, graduating in 2004. He practices in Bristol, Florida. His info can be found on lawyers.justia.com.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.